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In depth information and key advice on gaming for parents and carers.
Gaming – resources for parents and careers
From privacy to parental controls - resources for parents and carers who want to know more about gaming.
In depth information and key advice on online gaming and safety issues for teachers and professionals.
Is it time to level up your online gaming knowledge?
How can you know which games are suitable for your children?
Online Gaming: An introduction for parents and carers
This leaflet provides a wealth of online gaming safety advice for parents and carers, teachers and professionals. 
Online gaming: updated guidance for parents
 From virtual reality to the latest advice: our updated guide will help parents and carers get to grips with their children’s online gaming
Roblox - a guide for parents
Our Education Officer Tom looks at the popular gaming site Roblox and gives top tips for parents wanting to help young people stay safe whilst gaming on Roblox.
Top tips and advice on gaming for 11-18 year olds.
From social media to gaming - what’s affecting your child online
As a parent or carer, trying to understand your child’s online life can sometimes feel daunting. That is why our team of educational experts have created these hot topics with advice on how to handle some of the biggest issues young people face online.
Only a game...
A 15 minute drama for teachers to use with their primary pupils on the topic of online gaming.
Safer Internet Centre highlights internet safety applies to online games
Parents are today being encouraged and empowered to support their children's online activities, especially around online gaming, on Safer Internet Day.
Parents' Guide to Technology
Advice for parents and carers about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices.
Parental controls
In depth information and key advice on parental controls for parents and carers.
Help your child be a good online friend
To help parents talk to their child about how to be a good friend to others we’ve pulled some resources you can use to start these conversations.
Parents and Carers
Advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.
Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication
The internet often plays a huge part in many young people’s daily activities; allowing them to communicate freely with others and share information with ease via messaging apps, social media and gaming networks.
Key things to remember when helping your child set up a new profile
Setting up a profile on a new site or game can seem like a daunting task. Profiles are needed for a variety of sites, from gaming websites and social networking sites to the sites children use for school work. So what is important to keep in mind when helping your child to create their first online account?
Advice on key topics
Detailed information on a range of key online safety topics including sexting, grooming and social media.
A parents and carers guide to online entertainment and socialising during COVID-19
In this blog we will share some of the ways in which young people’s experiences online have changed during the pandemic and highlight some of the opportunities that online entertainment and socialising can provide.
Parental controls on the Nintendo Switch
Gaming consoles can be a great way for young people to creatively interact and engage with their friends and families. We look at the Nintendo Switch console to help parents ensure that their children are using the device safely and responsibly.
Childnet take part in UKCCIS summit
As original members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), Childnet were pleased to take part in the UKCCIS Summit and to contribute to the launch of the first UK Child Internet Safety Strategy.
A parent's guide to Pokémon GO
We explain what the game can do, the benefits and risks, and how parents can help their children play the game safely.
Pokémon GO – an updated guide for parents
In 2016 we released a blog, the parents’ guide to Pokémon GO, which looked at the benefits and risks of the global phenomenon that is the Pokémon GO game, along with our tips for using it safely. However, with the introduction of 80 new Pokémon, Pokémon GO is growing in popularity once more. We look at the latest updates to the game and what these mean for young people who want to catch them all.
How to avoid in-app purchases
Our top tips for avoiding accidental in-app purchases.
Empowering parents to talk about internet safety
This year we have delivered internet safety sessions to 3500 parents and carers.  Our evaluation has shown how the sessions have helped build parents confidence, giving them the skills to talk to their children about staying safe online.  
Young people
Top tips, games and online safety advice to help young people get the best out of the internet and stay safe online.
Twitch - a guide for parents and carers
Twitch is a streaming service which is extremely popular among young people. In this blog we look at what Twitch is and explore some key things for parents and carers to be aware of.
11 things you should know about loot boxes
Parents and carers may have seen stories about loot boxes in the news in the last few weeks
Childnet Activity Days
Each year the Childnet Education Team visit schools across the UK delivering internet safety sessions for pupils, parents and careers, and staff members.  Here are this year's highlights.  
Common online safety questions from parents
The Childnet Education Team share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they get whilst delivering education sessions in schools
What do I need to know?
Key advice for parents and carers including conversation starters.
No Tech 4 Breck Day
Help raise money for The Breck Foundation by pledging to stay off all technology on the 17th March 2016
Youth-Led Inquiry into Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
On 1 Aug Childnet joined a panel of experts to answer questions from a group of young people. 
Young people look to their parents for internet safety support
Families all around the UK will be encouraged to discover the digital world together today, as activities get underway to mark Safer Internet Day, 2012. It's the 9th edition of the annual global event and this year's theme – Connecting Generations – highlights the benefits of sharing internet safety know-how at home.
There’s still time to book your Childnet education visit
Our Education Team members run internet safety sessions for pupils, parents, carers, and staff members.
How can teachers and professionals use the children’s section of the Childnet website?
The Childnet website has a new exciting addition for children aged 8-11 years old. This blog looks at how teachers and professionals can use the new information specifically developed for children aged 8-11 years old to help support them.
New Primary Pages – Guidance for parents and carers
The Childnet website has a new exciting addition for children aged 8-11 years old. This blog will look at how parents and carers can use the new information specifically developed for children aged 8-11 years old to support their family. New Primary Pages – Guidance for parents and carers
What the experts say
Find out more about what the experts have to say about screen time for children and young people. 
Screen time boundaries – new resource for parents and carers
Today, as part of our work within the UK Safer Internet Centre, we have released new advice for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 7 looking at screen time and the boundaries you can put in place.
Free resources for teachers
We look at some of the free resources available to help teachers with their digital footprint as well as information about where to go if they need advice.
Online safety films to watch with your children
In this blog we look at some online safety films which may be useful for you to watch with your children, to engage them in various aspects of online safety education.
Hot topics – find out more information about the topics affecting young people
Our parents and carers section of our website is full of useful information about the key things impacting on the lives of young people online.
Safety tools on online services update
Updated information for parents about Smart TVs and safety tools for social networking sites
Digital New Year’s resolutions for 2017
New Year is a great time to set yourself new resolutions. Here are three digital resolutions that we think are key going in to 2017.
Childnet taken over by young people!
In conjunction with ‘11 MILLION Takeover Day’, Childnet swapped the board room for the ‘Immersive Theatre’ and the ‘Creative Lab’ at the Futurefocus rooms in the heart of Westminster, trading Childnet staff for Childnet networkers - twelve energetic and enthusiastic young people itching to share their thoughts on the Internet.
Keeping young children safe online
Advice for parents and carers with young children using the internet
All I want for Christmas... is a Wii U?!
Launch of new and updated guides about popular devices such as the iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, iPhone, WiiU, PS4 and Xbox One to help parents get to grips with the safety tools available.
Be careful who you trust online
Not everyone online has good intentions.  Here's our advice to help young people if someone online makes them feel uncomfortable or asks them to do things that they do not wish to do online.
New Information Pages Launched for Children
The Childnet website has an exciting new area for children aged 8-11 years old.
Online Sexual Harassment
Advice for young people about online sexual harassment and how to get help
How to attract parents to online safety sessions in schools
Is your school struggling to get parents in for online safety presentations? Follow our 6 steps to help encourage more parents to attend online safety sessions. 
Tablet use on the rise
Ofcom’s latest report, Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report, has revealed that almost half of children aged 5-15 go online using a tablet computer, twice as many as in 2013.
Ofcom release results of the The Communications Market Report
Research shows techie teens are shaping how we communicate
App games should not pressure children into purchases
The Office of Fair Trading has published the results of its investigation into whether children are being unfairly pressured or encouraged to pay for additional content in web and app-based games. 
SID 2011 goes with a bang!
Just a month after taking over as the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the new centre comprised of Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) organised two successful events for Safer Internet Day placing children, young people, teachers and parents at the heart of events.
Putting the Family Agreement into practice
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.  
Managing your family's time online
As a family it’s important to decide how you use technology. Childnet have a variety of resources that can help your family to find a way of using technology that suites you all.
New UK Safer Internet Centre Website
As one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre we've been working on the launch of the brand new UK Safer Internet Centre Website!
How we can keep under 5s safe online
Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles, and touch screen technology like iPads and smartphones from a younger and younger age.
Cyberbullying resources for parents and teachers
We have numerous resources, for both parents and for teachers and professionals, to help you if you think a young person is being bullied online.